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The Center for International Education hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year. You can learn more about all that goes on both 'On Campus' and 'Off Campus' by clicking on the links in the navigation panel on the right below.

 

The CIE community has regular meetings called 'Dialogues' which provide a good opportunity for students to catch up with their classmates, get center updates and also listen to stimulating talks by speakers from both inside and outside the Center.

 

Students and Faculty members undertake a wide variety of professional activities throughout the year. To learn more click on tags for 'Student Professional Activity' and 'Faculty Activity.'  For participation in other professioinal activities see 'Conferences and Workshops'.

 

Learn more about profiles of who graduated recently by clicking on 'Graduations.'  Catch up on 'Meet Ups' of Center members around the world and much more by clicking on the tags.

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Meet-up in Annapolis, Maryland

Three CIE graduates and long-time friends with a long history of work in social justice issues.

 

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Graduate student Dissertation Grants 2019-2020

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst offers dissertation grants in a campus-wide, competitive process for doctoral students.

 

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Addressing Youth Trauma in a Rio de Janeiro Favela – Dr. Ian Barron

This research uses a randomized control design to evaluate the impact of embedding psychosocial activities in the physical exercise curriculum of a youth club in a Rio de Janeiro favela.

 

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Upstander’s film - Dawnland - wins Emmy Award - Mishy Lesser

The Upstander Project's film DAWNLAND won the Emmy® award for Outstanding Research at the 40th annual News and Documentary Awards in Fall 2019. Upstander Project learning Director Mishy Lesser shared the Emmy® award for Outstanding Research with co-directors Adam Mazo & Ben Pender-Cudlip, and editor Kristen Salerno.

 

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Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau - Shamo Thar

Shamo Thar contributed three articles for a new online exhibition on Tibetan culture.  The trilingual exhibition entitled Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau will be formally launched in early November, 2019 at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery of Art.

 

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Developing Associate Degrees in Universities in Afghanistan and Indonesia

The 4th session of the CIE Fall 2019 Dialogue Series featured a discussion on developing Associate Degrees in Afghanistan and Indonesia.  Three speakers from CIE involved in projects to develop new degrees shared their experiences.

 

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“Build Bridges, Not Walls” – A UMass public art and engagement initiative to bring people together

At the 3rd CIE Fall 2019 Dialogue, Jacob Carter and Yi Sun led a dialogue about a UMass campus project called Building Bridges.  The project uses participatory art as a means of stimulating dialogue and building bridges across difference among groups on campus. 

 

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Building the CIE campus community and links to CIE’s world-wide network

The first of CIE's fall 2019 dialogue series featured two CIE graduates who shared experiences from their careers – one in international contexts with Unicef, and one leading a local NGO that provides training for international groups. 

 

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Digital Libraries for rural schools in Malawi and Kenya

At the second CIE fall 2019 dialogue, UMass Professor Charles M. Schweik described a model for digital sharing of library resources in remote African schools that he and a team of students had developed at UMass.

 

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The Challenges of Implementing Quality Assurance in Afghanistan Universities – Javid Mussawy

This study examines factors that influence the implementation of quality assurance and accreditation (QAA) policy at teaching universities in Afghanistan. The research uses sensemaking and sensegiving (Weick, 1995) as a theoretical lens to analyze and interpret policy enactment at public Higher Education Institutions.

 

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